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3: Pariyerum Perumal

Pariyerum Perumal

Release date: 2018
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
Director: Mari Selvaraj
Duration: 2hr 34m
Genre: Drama/Romance
Cast: Kathir, Anandhi, Yogi Babu

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“Pariyerum Perumal” is a poignant Tamil drama that revolves around the life of Pariyan (Kathir), a young Dalit man aspiring to become a lawyer. His dreams are shattered when he encounters the harsh realities of caste discrimination and oppression in rural Tamil Nadu. Despite his intelligence and determination, Pariyan faces systemic barriers that prevent him from accessing education and achieving his goals. The film unfolds as Pariyan forms an unlikely friendship with Jothi Mahalakshmi (Anandhi), a privileged upper-caste girl studying in the same college. Their bond challenges the deep-rooted caste prejudices and societal norms, leading to a powerful exploration of caste-based discrimination and the quest for social justice.

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As Pariyan navigates through the complexities of caste dynamics, he confronts violence and injustice at every turn. The film exposes the brutalities faced by Dalits in society, from everyday humiliations to extreme acts of violence. Despite the overwhelming odds stacked against him, Pariyan refuses to be silenced and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and resistance. “Pariyerum Perumal” is a compelling narrative that sheds light on the pervasive caste discrimination prevalent in Indian society while advocating for equality, dignity, and the inherent right of every individual to pursue their dreams.

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